Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No Joke -- Another Starbucks Shooting

News stations report that last night, around 8:00 p.m., three armed robbers entered the Starbucks at College and 30th and demanded purses and valuables from customers. Apparently, there was a scuffle and one patron was shot. It's a dicey location for upscale coffee and I think in the future, I'll move quick business coffees to Mo' Joe Coffee just a bit further downtown -- or even the Starbuck's at 38th and Meridian, which amazingly, hasn't yet seen this kind of violence. This is the second shooting/robbery at the 30th/College Starbucks in two years or so. (Via Advance Indiana)


Erik Deckers said...

Just one more reason to visit local independent coffee shops instead of Big Chain Coffee.

However, this is just a sign of a bigger problem, not necessarily a problem with Starbucks.

Kirsten said...

If it's amazing that the Starbucks at 38th and Meridian hasn't seen a similar incident, it might also surprise some that a Starbucks in Noblesville was the scene of an armed robbery in February.

Perhaps divesting from far-North suburban areas would also be a good idea?

Mike said...

Magic Johnson is gonna be pissed.

Anonymous said...

I would like to point out that while the starbuck's at 38th & Meridian hasn't been robbed, a person was struck by stray gunfire in the parking lot last year.

Fact: large cities have violence.